Transverter boards on the cheap!
A few of us have purchased these boards. They are VERY small, and would make a great start to a CHEAP rover station or home station.
They come with the 10 MHz input port, so they will be stable and on frequency.
100 mW of power on the output, but more than enough to drive a low power 18w amp on 1296 MHz or 8w amp on 902 MHz.
1296 MHz transverter board (28 or 50MHz IF!)